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Eyebrow Window Treatments Don't Have to Be Difficult

January 06, 2017

Eyebrow windows are a type of specialty windows which can be found in Indianapolis homes and are a challenge to cover with window treatments because of to their shape. Their signature long, curved shape means that the usual rectangular shape of blinds, draperies, and shades hide their curves and the architectural interest they bring to your home. So you’ll need an eyebrow window treatment that can show off your window’s shape. 

The Window’s Location, Size, and Function

The first step in picking eyebrow window treatments is to think about the window’s location, size and function. Big eyebrow windows in bedrooms or common areas should have some sort of covering to control for light and match your home’s décor. Many similar windows in common areas are set atop a larger standard window. So you may need a window treatment that covers and accentuates both kinds of windows accordingly.

Eyebrow window above door with shutters

If your home’s eyebrow windows are mini dormers whose job is to let light into an upstairs room, then it might not be necessary to add a window treatment unless you wish to add curb appeal from the exterior. However, if youreyebrow windows are bigger or are in a heavily used room upstairs, you may want to think about covering them for privacy and light control.

Custom-built Plantation Shutters

Polywood® plantation shutters are our first choice for eyebrow windows. These shutters can be used on both upper eyebrow windows and lower square windows to give a coordinated look to your windows. Most of the time, the louvers on your shutter can either be arranged in a sunburst shape or horizontally. Every shutter we make is customized to fit any window’s individual shape by utilizing advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters can be ordered in five shades of white and natural wood colors, and a variety of paints to match with your existing home design. For a more natural wood look, Ovation® plantation shutters are also able to be customized to fit eyebrow windows.

Window Film or Tint

Window film or tint can be put on eyebrow windows either by itself or alongside another window treatment. The window film will block light entering through the windows to keep your belongings such as photographs and furniture from discoloring. One drawback of window film is that it doesn’t offer as much privacy as other window treatment options.

Get The Best Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

Regardless of the exact shape of your unique window, Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis has the answer. Glance through our design gallery for tips on covering arched windows and then call us at 317-558-9066 for a complimentary window design consultation today.